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Project | Make a motorcycle suspension flip chip

Set up, program and machine the flip chip of a concept motorcycle suspension linkage system.

Module overview

Set up, program and machine the flip chip of a concept motorcycle suspension linkage system.

Flip clip

Project scenario:

A customer has asked your company to prototype a new suspension linkage concept for a current motorcycle.  The suspension linkage assembly is comprised of two main links that are mirrored versions of each other, two flip chips that allow the leverage ratio to be adjusted and a heim joint end to be welded to an adjustable rod after manufacture.  The customer has asked your company to create all the tooling, toolpaths and first article parts starting with the flip chip design. 

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Module outline

  • Project: Flip chip

Teaching supplements

Teaching this project to students in the classroom? 
Use this instructor guide to incorporate this and our other project parts into your lesson plans. You'll understand how to use CAD and CAM workflows to combine this and other projects into a motorcycle suspension linkage. Then, machine the parts using standard stock sizes.

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Machining best practices

Machining best practices supports you in the CNC machining of the motorsport suspension flip clip. Review the process plan and cutting data for general guidelines to support you in this project. The sample setup sheet provides information about how the part was machined. Post machining, inspect your part while reviewing the supplied detailed drawing, and populate the inspection report to verify acceptable part tolerances.

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